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Old 03-16-2007, 05:46 PM
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Advice on flies for Andros

In April I am going to Andros and staying at Glatos Bonefish Lodge.
Can anyone give me advice on the best flies to use and the type of flats the guide will take us to fish on.
Also any other tips or information would be helpful.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:22 AM
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1st, call the lodge/guide. 2nd, although I only fished Andros 3x, I did not encounter much turtle grass, with that said, have some weed guard flys.
Gotchas and various different take-offs of this famous fly should do the trick.
If you can, have a 2nd rod ready with a crab pattern. Check with the lodge as to size of eyes......deep water......or in other words.....small, med, or large eyes.
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:13 PM
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Hi,

Depending on the size fish your going for and depth water, I'd bring along some larger "Gotcha Clouser" with heavy eyes. When I fished there we were going for trophy fish in 3-6 feet of water, so we used #2 Clousers with lead eyes to get down quick. The bigger hooks were for the bigger fish, but also so they wouldn't straighten out. (We straightened two #4 Mustad 34007's and a #2 34007 on smaller fish.) I guess I'm saying hook choice is important. I used Mustad Signature Big Game Light hooks for the bigger fish and had no problem, even with 16# tippet and drags pretty much cranked.

Basic story, even big, tough fish will fall for a Tan & White Clouser with gold flash and Gotcha Pink head. Tie these in several sizes with various weighted eyes to cover your bases.

Lastly, make sure you have some flies that are much larger and much smaller than you think you need.

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Many thanks for the info gents I will get the tying vice out and get to work

Tight lines

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Tan sili legs gotcha in size 4 or 6. Every guide I showed my fly box to immediately picked it out.
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:07 AM
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Bonefish flies for Andros

Light Brown Shrimp patterns 4's with lead eyes. (depending on water depth) have worked really well for me on Andros. The bigger fish (8lbs +) seemed to be more agressive towards them. Try tying some with the eyes more to the middle of the hook and definately some sili legs. Also pick up some Spawning Shrimp from Orvis. Good luck!
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